Tony Abbott's supporters are derided as delusional conservatives, but they have immense political impact and are determined to bring down Malcolm Turnbull.
With the fateful 30th Newspoll finally out there, the government on Monday descended into an orgy of destructive self-indulgence.
The Coalition trails 48-52%, compared with 47-53% a fortnight ago. The Australian reports it is only the second time since April last year that the government has come
Many among the public will discount Abbott's activities as just his usual trouble-making. The noise, however, reinforces the general impression of a fractured government.
It may seem incredible that some 2,500 years since the Homeric epics, women are still silenced in public. But the myths of Archaic Greece resonate today in disturbing ways.
The new pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ follows in a rich political tradition of think tanks and pressure groups, all with names calculated to lend themselves maximum gravitas and a large dose of obfuscation.
Tim Storer has one hell of a decision to make shortly after the May budget, when the government plans to bring back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business.
Tony Abbott described Pauline Hanson as 'a remarkable and a resilient presence in our public life for more than two decades'.
The reality is that Bill Shorten is, in many ways, a garden-variety centre-left leader.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with Nicholas Klomp.
Blaming immigration for low wage growth, infrastructure congestion and housing affordability is based on simplistic notions of supply and demand.
Barnaby Joyce's position appears to have been weakened rather than strengthened by his publicity tactic.
Barnaby Joyce, supposedly on 'leave', is out in the media as part of his fightback against those who would like him out of the deputy prime ministership.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
Unlike Tony Windsor in 2016, none of Barnaby Joyce's New England byelection opponents had the resources to run a strong campaign.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
There are telltale signs when regard for the facts of the matter is sacrificed to 'truthiness' to win a political debate.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.